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Microsoft introduced its competitor to the iPhone, the Surface, which will be released in two versions, the Surface and Surface Pro, which will have different Windows versions.
Turned out to confirm the rumor that Microsoft would make a tablet own brand instead of a partnership with Barnes & Noble. The tablet has two versions, the Surface is to compete with the normal tablets, like the iPhone, the Surface Pro version will also be a tablet, but facing the ultrabooks because both versions come with a keyboard that works as a protective cover for the screen. Both versions have a 10.6-inch screen.
Let`s start by competitor to iPhone, the Surface. Surface normal have an ARM processor from Nvidia and therefore will be Windows 8 RT, the version of windows itself for ARM processors, to be in this tablet. This tablet is smaller, 9.3 mm thick and weighs 676 grams. Has a USB 2.0 port, one HDMI, and MicroSD storage can choose between 32GB and 64GB. The HD screen will not be disclosed to any resolution.
Surface Pro is a tablet at the level of ultrabooks. The processor is an Intel Core i5 (Ivy Bridge), with a 10.6-inch screen and a full HD resolution. The thickness and weight also increases, 13.5 mm and 903 grams. The operating system is Windows 8 Pro and the USB port is USB 3.0. The store will also be different, you can choose between the 64Gb and 128GB. This version has an optional Pen.
Another great new feature to the Surface is the shield that will be a keyboard and a touchpad and operate the same way that the iPhone Smart Case, but will have a keyboard and a touchpad. With this "hood", we begin to see the possibility of tablets begin replacing computers.
There will be two kinds of cloaks, Touch Cover and Cover Type. Cover Type A is a keyboard with normal to be for Surface Pro, because it adds more than 5 mm thick.
A Touch Keyboard Cover is an "almost capacitive", which will add to the 3 mm thick tablet. it`s like the Smart Cases iPad had physical buttons. This case / keyboard will be available in white, black, red, blue and pink.
As for the start of trading and the price was not disclosed any information. However, the international press points to the Surface to be released at the same time that Windows 8, while the Pro version comes about a month later. We`ll see how long it will take to get to Portugal and Brazil.
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